Asked • 03/27/19

Learning classical geography - recommended literature etc?

I've been working in the field of GIS for a few years now, and there are some disciplines of knowledge where I lack a good degree of education. My educational background is that I've studied computer engineering, and completed a bachelor degree, so I'm well at ease with any technical aspect of the job that comes up. Setting up servers, programming/scripting etc. But what **I lack is a good solid knowledge about cartography, geodesy and similar topics** that fall within the domain of geography, which is of course a central aspect of the job. Some subjects I would like to know more about are, for example, cartography, geodesy, datum, reference ellipsoid, the geoid, map projections, spatial reference systems. So **what I would like you to do is to point me to some good literature and other resources where I can learn about these topics**. Don't be afraid of suggesting any authoritative "bibles" that hold Humanity's accumulated knowledge in these fields, I'd rather choose that instead of some beginners-level book that only gives an introductory knowing.

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Jenny L. answered • 03/29/19

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